Call for Nominations: ARIN Board of Trustees and Advisory Council

Posted: Monday, 12 July 2010

ARIN is issuing an open call for General Members in good standing to nominate candidates for two (2) seats on the Board of Trustees and five (5) seats on the Advisory Council that become open when current terms expire on 31 December 2010.

The Board of Trustees and Advisory Council election has a Nomination Committee (NomCom) that is responsible for identifying, recruiting, and certifying a properly selected slate of candidates to be placed in nomination before the membership for election. This year's NomCom members are: Board of Trustee members Paul Andersen and Scott Bradner, Advisory Council members Heather Schiller and Bill Sandiford, and general member volunteers Bill Manning, Justin Clutter, and Benson Schliesser. Paul Andersen is serving as NomCom Chair.

New Board and Advisory Council terms begin 1 January 2011. The two Board seats opening are held by Paul Vixie and Lee Howard. The five Advisory Council seats opening are currently held by: Cathy Aronson, Marla Azinger, Owen DeLong, Scott Leibrand, and Tom Zeller. ARIN Board and Advisory Council incumbents may be re-elected for consecutive terms.

Please note:

1. You must be a Trustee or an ARIN General Member in good standing to make nominations. However, those nominated do not need to be ARIN members. Self-nominations from General Members in good standing are permitted. A petition process will be available to nonmembers seeking to nominate themselves for the Board of Trustees.

2. All nominees are subject to the Nomination and Appointment Conflict of Interest List at:

3. Nominations must be received by 17:00 ET on Monday, 9 August 2010. In accordance with ARIN's Bylaws, each Trustee or General Member in good standing may make up to three nominations for each open seat.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or any other individual to become a member of the Board of Trustees or Advisory Council, visit ARIN Election Headquarters to fill out the nomination form.

ARIN will contact all nominees via email and/or telephone to verify that they are willing and able to fulfill a three-year term. If ARIN cannot reach the nominee, the nomination will be rejected.

Visit Election Headquarters to view the qualifications for Board of Trustees and Advisory Council positions and for further information regarding the election process and timeline.

Now is also a good time for member organizations to check to make certain that they have a Designated Member Representative (DMR) eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Direct any questions to


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